Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury

Book: A Court of Mist and Fury
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights. -Goodreads

Review: I had conflicting feelings about book 1 in this series and I'm happy to report that book 2...was one of the BEST books I've read this year. I loved it! Feyre is experiencing major depression when the book starts after what happened with Amarantha. Tamlin, unable or unwilling to see that she is wasting away, decides keeping her locked up in the house and not sharing intel with her if the best way to deal with things. Luckily, Rhys decides it time to call in his bargain with Feyre and she embarks on a journey in the Night Court. 

I will avoid spoilers but Feyre gets her mojo back:

“I was not prey any longer, I decided as I eased up to that door.
And I was not a mouse.
I was a wolf.”

We are also introduced to Rhys' inner circle in the night court and I loved all of them. I also loved...well, Rhys. I thought he was one of the best parts of book 1 and he certainly didn't disappoint in this installment. 

“There are different kinds of darkness,” Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. “There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.” I pictured each. “There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.”

This book also had a fabulous ending, I cannot wait for book 3 next year!

Grade: 5/5

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